What a summer it's been! We'd planned to close our shop in Downtown Haddonfield for all of August to reboot and go on a few family adventures then some really unexpected things happened. Like this moment.
That morning we were standing outside of Trading Post opening mail and found that the genuine arbiters of cool - Philadelphia Magazine - had named us Best Shop for Men's Gifts. Wow!! We just stared at each other then it was high-fives all around. That recognition felt so good. We reached out immediately to the editors with our gratitude. With so many outstanding businesses in this region, being highlighted among them knocked us out.
From that weekend onward we had many, many visitors and customers come in saying they'd learned about us by way of that Best of Philly issue. There was no way we could close our doors for summer then and we were happy to stay and welcome new friends. Then...this happened!
The excitement that Mike Jerrick, Bob Kelly and the entire Fox29 Philly team brought to Downtown Haddonfield was incredible. They spent several hours highlighting everything that is best about this historic town - the people, foods, owner-operated shops, the stories, the beauty and the overall peaceful, easy feeling of the town were in close-up all throughout that morning. Trading Post got a nice, long feature too - with the on-air conversation centering on men's gear and our family's favorite (and only!) "villain" - The Riddler.
We received yet another round of great news - this time from the ultimate guide to and resource for our region - South Jersey Magazine.
They listed us among the very best of South Jersey in an annual feature that people all throughout the region look froward to each summer. "Gorshin Trading post has brought a rugged vibe to Downtown Haddonfield," they said. It was a mention that, once again, made us want to celebrate and work harder than ever to make our customers happy.
We've taken a few days and weekends off here and there through quiet August since all of these events took place but a long vacation will have to wait and for that we're grateful.
We're officially "back in the saddle" with consistent 10-6 PM daily hours beginning September 1st. Come in when your summer adventures quiet. You can expect lots of new gear, plenty of American made goods and new reasons to explore Trading Post's Pantry .